Friday, February 25, 2011
Lab-meeting on the history of the Adaptive Landscape
For next week's lab-meeting, we'll become more philosophical and historical, and discuss a book chapter about the history of the Adaptive Landscape metaphor in evolutionary biology. This chapter will be one of approximately 20 chapters in a forthcoming volume at Oxford University Press that I am currently editing together with my colleague Ryan Calsbeek (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA).
This volume is intended to become published in 2012, which marks the 80-year celebration of population geneticist Sewall Wright's famous paper in 1932 where the concept of the Adaptive Landscape was first explicitly presented. Both Ryan and I are looking forward to input on this chapter, and in case you have not received a copy prior to our lab-meeting and wish to participate, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Time and location for lab-meeting as usual: "Darwin" at 13.30-15.00 on March 2, 2011. Fika volunteers are most welcome!